No Hammers target for Slaven Bilic

Slaven Bilic West Ham United

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West Ham boss Slaven Bilic is refusing to set his side any targets after they moved into the top five with victory over Newcastle on Monday.

A brace from Dimitri Payet , the Frenchman who cost £10.5million from Marseille in the summer, ensured the Hammers picked up their first home win of the season.

The victory lifted them up to fifth in the Premier League table, however Bilic is refusing to set his side targets and is more interested in making sure they learn to play as a team.

He said: “I didn’t set targets in terms of finishing in the top 10.

“Our target is that we want a good team that can defend with numbers and can attack with numbers, a team who can keep the ball.

“If we succeed in that that should give us more points. But I don’t know if we will be fifth or 15th.”

The Hammers are back in action in the Premier League on Saturday when they travel to runaway leaders Manchester City, who are yet to concede a goal in the league and have won every match.

A result for the Hammers at the Etihad Stadium and Bilic will find it difficult to keep a lid on expectations from the West Ham fans.

Bilic’s men are priced at 11.00 to pick up the win, with the draw at 6.50 and a home win to keep City’s 100% start going is 1.20.

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